3 major animal shelters in Austin holding weeklong, joint adoption event

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Pets Alive!, Austin Humane Society and Austin Animal Center will hold a “300 Homes” adoption promotion beginning Saturday and running through June 4. APA! said the goal of the partnership was to find loving homes for 300 animals in just one week. “The adoption fees for most animals at all three […]

Progress! Another Major Food Company Will End Cages for Pigs

A leading consumer packaged goods company–Conagra–has committed to eliminating crates for pregnant pigs in its supply chain. This progress follows pressure from Animal Equality in collaboration with two fellow animal protection organizations. The recently-released policy from Conagra, which supplies iconic products like Slim Jim, Reddi Wip, Swiss Miss, Orville Redenbacher’s and Chef Boyardee, states a […]

Major Travel Companies Continue Failing Animals

Some of the most well-known names in the travel industry continue to profit from exploitative wildlife experiences that subject animals to a life of captivity and often cruel and inhumane treatment. The latest “Tracking the Travel Industry US” report from World Animal Protection US (WAP), shows that the worst offenders in the industry at the […]

Major U.S. Supreme Court ruling expected any day on animal welfare

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Any day now, the Supreme Court of the United States could issue its ruling in one of the most important court cases in the history of the animal protection movement—one that could have implications for the quality of life of millions of farmed animals. First, a little background, in […]

Animal Equality Files Complaint Against Major Turkey Producer

On February 1, 2023, Animal Equality, along with fellow animal advocacy group Animal Partisan, filed a criminal complaint against major turkey producer Plainville Farms over animal cruelty allegations. The complaint stems from a 2021 PETA undercover investigation that recorded Plainville “catch crews” routinely kicking, stomping, throwing, beating, and choking turkeys being loaded onto trucks for […]

Why Eliminating Gestation Crates for Mother Pigs Will be a Major Focus in 2023

There are nearly 6 million animals who desperately need our attention in 2023: mother pigs. For 16 years, Animal Equality has been working tirelessly to increase protections for animals all across the world. Through shocking investigations, impactful campaigns, and legal advocacy, Animal Equality has exposed how the meat, fish, dairy, and egg industries are profiting […]

Animal Equality Convinces Another Major Company to Ditch Crates for Pigs

This week, Delaware North published an updated pig welfare policy that commits to group housing for all mother pigs by 2025, with the eventual elimination of gestation crates from their supply chain. As the fourth-largest food service provider in the US, and one of the largest globally, this commitment will spare thousands of pregnant pigs from […]

Breaking: Major wins for sharks and other wild animals in key legislative package

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block There have been some massive wins for animals recently in the U.S., as the Congress acts to pass some protections we’ve been championing for years. Right on the heels of the Big Cat Public Safety Act’s resounding passage, two additional animal protection measures were wrapped into the National Defense […]

Major win! U.S. Senate passes the Big Cat Public Safety Act

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a major advance in our long fight against the abuse of captive big cats, the U.S. Senate just passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 263/ S. 1210), a bill we have championed for years because it prohibits keeping big cats as pets and also bans contact […]

Major problems in Chatham County Animal Shelter

By Beth Hayes Pittsboro, NC – We have some major problems in Chatham County. Rescue is my life’s work. I need to begin by stating I am not a Democrat or Republican. I don’t really like what either party is doing and don’t see them making much/any progress within the parties or with one another. […]

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